12 September 2009

Nehemiah 9

An awesome picture of who God is.

Nehemiah 9
The Israelites have just spent time listening to Ezra read the Book of the Law of Moses and realized that they are way off the mark where God wants them to be. They have been sinning and dishonoring God like no other. So here they gather in sackcloth and put dust on their heads, confessing their sins and the wickedness of their fathers. They spent a quarter of the day reading the Book of the Law of the Lord their God, and then another quarter of the day in confession and worshiping God.

Here is what stands out in their praise to the Everlasting:

v. 5 Blessed be your glorious name
v. 6 You alone are LORD
v. 7 You are the LORD God
v. 8 You have kept your promise because you are righteous
v. 17 You are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love
v. 19 Because of your great compassion you did not abandon them
v. 25 They reveled in your great goodness
v. 27 In your great compassion you gave them deliverers
v. 28 In your compassion you delivered them time after time
v. 31 In your great mercy you did not put an end to them or abandon them, for you are a gracious and merciful God
v. 32 O our God, the great, mighty and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love

Blessed. Glorious. God alone. LORD God. YHWH. Righteous. Forgiving. Gracious. Compassionate. Slow to anger. Abounding in love. Delieverer. Merciful. Great. Mighty. Awesome.


Rog said...

Our KidZone Ministries (grades 1-5) just went through this passage yesterday!

Awesome stuff!

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